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Exclusive Video: 'Almost Christmas' Is All About Family

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 09:00

You can choose your friends but you can't choose your family, and everyone knows the holidays aren't always It's a Wonderful Life perfect -- getting all the relatives together under one roof can not only be a challenge, it can be downright annoying. In Almost Christmas, in theaters November 11, the Meyers family (headed by Danny Glover as Walter) is getting together for the first time since Walter's wife -- the family matriarch -- died. It's tough, emotional, hilarious and...

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Here's Who's Playing the Villain in Zack Snyder's 'Justice League'

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 05:37

2016 has been a strange, strange year all around. As far as movies go, though, one of the most unpredictable moments of the year came when Warner Bros. unceremoniously posted a cryptic deleted scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice online just three days after the movie hit theaters. The studio folks didn't explain it, they just left it hanging out there for fans to dissect like some kind of new generation of postcredits scene. If you somehow don't remember that scene (which...

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'Mr. Robot' Star Set As Freddie Mercury, Bryan Singer to Direct Queen Biopic

Mon, 11/07/2016 - 05:28

British rock band Queen hit the big time in the 1970s with smash hits like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions." Led by flamboyant singer Freddie Mercury, the band enjoyed great success throughout the 1980s, right up until Mercury died in 1991. The following year, "Bohemian Rhapsody" was featured in the hit comedy Wayne's World, renewing interest in the band's music in the U.S.  Band member John Deacon...

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News Briefs: Live-Action Robot Movie 'Voltron' Back on Track

Sun, 11/06/2016 - 21:18

Voltron: A big-screen, live-action version of Voltron is back on track at Universal. Long in development, and most recently set up at DreamWorks Animation, the project is based on an American animated television series from the 1980s that itself was drawn from two Japanese series about giant robots. David Hayter is currently writing a new screenplay. Netflix recently debuted a small-screen version (above) based on the same source material. [Deadline]    ...

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'Starship Troopers' Is Getting a Reboot From 'Friday the 13th' Writers

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 11:12

Five years ago a pair of X-Men: First Class writers were hired to cook up a reboot of the classic man vs intergalactic, man-eating bugs tale, Starship Troopers. Less than a year after that news hit, original Starship Troopers director Paul Verhoeven predicted the remake would probably die on the vine because the remake of another of his iconic sci-fi classics, Total Recall, failed at the box office. Now we know Verhoeven's prediction was right, at least about that particular...

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Exclusive Clip: Dinner with the Family in 'Loving'

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 09:00

Loving, in theaters November 4, tells the true story of the appropriately named Loving family, Richard and Mildred (Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga), who were persecuted in Virginia in 1958 for being interracially married. They were jailed but fought back in a battle that made it all the way up to the Supreme Court, which overturned their conviction as unconstitutional. In this clip, watch as Richard defuses what could possibly turn into a tense family dinner with some good-natured humor. Check...

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'The Dark Tower,' 'Jumanji' and 'Baby Driver' Shift Release Dates -- Here's When You Can Watch Them

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 06:27

Three major films are on the move, but for reasons that should ultimately make them better movies. The highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey was supposed to come out this February, but that has since been pushed back to July 28, 2017 in order to give everyone more time to finish a movie that just wrapped production a couple months ago. Due to Dark Tower sliding into a spot originally held by the reboot/sequel (or...

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Olivia Munn to Star As Scientist in Shane Black's 'The Predator'

Fri, 11/04/2016 - 06:20

The fourth movie in the Predator series is already looking quite different from the other installments. That's good news for fans of the action-movie franchise, which pits an alien hunter against human prey. A quick recap: the terse and terrific original starred Arnold Schwarzenegger as the leader of a team of seasoned commandos who head to a Central American jungle on a rescue mission, only to find themselves hunted by a vicious manhunter from another planet. The sequel,...

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News Briefs: Paul Feig Touted to Direct Mindy Kaling Comedy

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 22:28

Mindy Kaling: Paul Feig (Ghostbusters) is in talks to direct Mindy Kaling in a new untitled comedy. Kaling wrote the original screenplay, which will take place "in the world of late-night talk shows." Emma Thompson is already set to costar. [Variety]   Apostle: Dan Stevens (The Guest, above) is in negotiations to star in Apostle, a new action-thriller to be written and directed by Gareth Evans (The Raid). The movie revolves around a man who heads to an island in...

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Exclusive Clip: Chris Tucker, on 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 09:00

Director Ang Lee's dramatic adaptation of the best-selling book Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk tells a story from one young soldier's viewpoint after he and his fellow Bravo Squad members are brought home to America for a quick victory tour, having become heroes in a fierce battle in Iraq. In flashbacks, we see how different Billy's reality is from the broader American perception -- culminating in a Thanksgiving football game halftime show. In the film, Chris Tucker -- in a...

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Watch New 'Wonder Woman' Trailer and Be Amazed

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:32

When the new Wonder Woman made her big-screen debut in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earlier this year, it was a big boost to the movie as well as to loyal fans of the comic book character. Gal Gadot made a strong impression, both as antiquities dealer and entrepreneur Diana Prince, her secret identity, and as a powerful Amazonian princess who comes to the aid of Batman and Superman. Though brief, Wonder Woman's debut raised expectations for the upcoming solo movie that will serve...

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The First 'Trainspotting 2' Trailer Brings the Gang Back Together

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:28

They really did it. After years and years of talk and little expectation that it'd ever come together, they finally got the gang all back together and made a sequel to Trainspotting. By "they," we mean original director Danny Boyle, original screenwriter John Hodge (adapting the sequel novel by author Irvine Welsh) and original producer Andrew Macdonald. And by "gang all," we mean Renton (Ewan McGregor), Sick Boy (Jonny Lee Miller), Spud (Ewen Bremmer) and Begbie...

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The Kind of Movies Marvel Wants to Make After 'Avengers: Infinity War'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:19

Ever since the first Iron Man hit theaters in 2008, Marvel Studios has been building out a massive cinematic universe full of superheroes and supervillains, with all of it -- all 14 movies to date -- leading up to two Avengers movies in 2018 and 2019 that will essentially close out a groundbreaking big-screen initiative lasting 11 years.   So then, what comes next? It's hard to tell until these final storylines play out, but Marvel chief Kevin Feige revealed to Vulture the...

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Disney Shows Off the Gorgeous Monster in Its New 'Beauty and the Beast'

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:12

If you're not enchanted by Disney's animated Beauty and the Beast, we can't help you. For everyone else who once fell in love with Belle, a driven young woman who trades her own freedom to save her father's life, and the Beast, a prince cursed to live the lonely life of a monster, prepare to fall in love all over again. Disney is reimagining its classic film as a new, live-action musical and we finally have a look at its title characters together thanks to Entertainment...

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Watch Captain America Raise a Genius in the 'Gifted' Trailer

Thu, 11/03/2016 - 06:07

This week marks the 25th anniversary of Little Man Tate, which means it's probably overdue for a remake. But while Jodie Foster's directorial debut isn't officially being redone, there is a movie coming soon that seems rather similar but with the main characters gender-flipped. Titled Gifted, this new and original work stars Chris Evans as the guardian of his niece (McKenna Grace), who turns out to be a genius. And just as in Little Man Tate, while he wants...

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News Briefs: 'Don't Breathe' Director Touted for 'Dragon Tattoo' Sequel

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 20:26

The Girl in the Spider's Web: Fede Alvarez (Don't Breathe, above) is under consideration to direct The Girl in the Spider's Web, a sequel to mystery thriller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. It's based on a novel by David Lagercrantz, who continued the series after Stieg Larsson, author of the original trilogy, died in 2004. In the book, Lisbeth Salander once again teams up with journalist Mikael Blomkvist to battle "spies, cyber criminals and government operatives."...

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Should Your Tween See 'Dr. Strange'?

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 15:00

Disney’s Marvel is to superheroes what Disney’s Pixar is to everything else (also, superheroes). The machine keeps turning out hit after hit, and if you are wondering if Doctor Strange will continue the winning streak the answer is yes. Doctor Strange is a fantastic film. Like Ant-Man and Guardians of the Galaxy before it, Doctor Strange is introducing a character to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that isn’t as familiar to audiences as some of the bigger names in...

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Family Time: Holiday Movies for Every Age

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:49

It's that time of year to snuggle under the blankets with your family and watch a movie. But what can you choose to get everyone in sync with the season? Here are some great options for every age and stage with the emphasis on holiday fun. All you have to worry about is making the popcorn.  The Baby Set: If your little one is just starting to watch TV, chances are he or she won’t be able to sit through and follow a whole movie. So snuggle up with a retro favorite like...

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Make Maple Frosted Cupcakes Inspired By 'Elf'

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 11:47

When it comes to holiday movies, look no further for hilarious family fun than Elf.  Kids love Will Ferrell's portrayal of Buddy, a tenacious elf who has a joyous outlook on life and an over-the-top devotion to Santa. Inspired by the movie, these festive treats are striped just like the Candy Cane Forest that Buddy hiked through to get to Manhattan. Since elves try to stick to the four major food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup, these sweet vanilla cupcakes are...

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Indie Movie Guide: Loving 'Loving,' Plus Must-See Documentaries

Wed, 11/02/2016 - 09:00

In this week's Indie Movie Guide, Alicia Malone tells why the small movie-ness of director Jeff Nichols' Loving (in select theaters November 4, opens wide November 23) pays off in such a big way. The movie tells the true story of what happened when the real-life Lovings, Richard and Mildred, were prosecuted for being an interracial married couple in 1958 Virginia and took their case all the way to the Supreme Court. Also in this episode, Alicia looks at a couple of...

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